Healthy lifestyle program MEND coming to Fort St. John

The BC Recreation and Parks Association has announced that it will be launching a popular free healthy living program in Fort St. John this October.

MEND supports children and their families in becoming more active and healthier through interactive group sessions, the association says.

The program teaches a 5-2-1-0 method, meaning:

  • 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day
  • no more than 2 hours of screen time a day
  • 1 hour or more of physical activity a day
  • and 0 sugary drinks

There are two different programs: MEND 5-7 is aimed at children 5-7 years old and their families and MEND 7-13 is for children 7-13 years old and their families.

The program starts in Fort St. John on October 1st, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6­ – 8 PM at the Pomeroy Sports Centre. The program is also taking off in the North in Prince George.

To register, parents can get in contact with Lisa Rowbotham, at LRowbotham@fortstjohn.ca.